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Thu, Feb 8, 2018 - Sun, Feb 11, 2018
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THE EARLY WORKS OF SEIJUN SUZUKI
Thanks to the Japan Foundation and to Will Carroll and Alexander Fee from Doc Films at the University of Chicago, without whom this series wouldn’t be possible.

“To experience a film by Japanese B-movie visionary Seijun Suzuki is to experience Japanese cinema in all its frenzied, voluptuous excess.” - Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly

Too often the focus on Japanese powerhouse filmmaker Seijun Suzuki is restricted to his more gonzo mid-’60s work and hits like TOKYO DRIFTER and BRANDED TO KILL. Although he had begun to garner attention with youth-oriented fare including TAKE AIM AT THE POLICE VAN and such crushing postwar dramas as GATE OF FLESH, there are many outstanding films from his late-’50s/early-’60s output that mark Suzuki as a progenitor of what would become the Japanese New Wave. He raises a veritable middle finger to traditional Japanese filmmaking - although it remains unique to “new waves” around the world in that it was studio-funded (by the likes of the legendary Nikkatsu Studios).

To foster a broader appreciation of Suzuki’s filmography, we’re proud to present six deep cuts showcasing his striking contributions to the coming-of-age genre, bonkers updates of traditional ninkyo yakuza tales and love letters to such movie masterworks as John Ford’s STAGECOACH. Witness the beginnings of a cinematic titan with ultra-rare 35mm prints of SATAN’S TOWN, EIGHT HOURS OF TERROR, BORN UNDER CROSSED STARS, THE FLOWERS AND THE ANGRY WAVES, EVERYTHING GOES WRONG and FIGHTING DELINQUENTS, along with classic ragers TOKYO DRIFTER and BRANDED TO KILL in DCP restorations.

Series compiled by William Morris and Grant Moninger. Program notes by William Morris.

Egyptian TheatreThu, Feb 8, 2018 - Sun, Feb 11, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, Feb 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Feb 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Feb 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Feb 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
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